Kulgam Killings: Restrictions remain place on Friday, no prayers at Grand Mosque
Srinagar, : The restrictions on Friday remained continue for the second consecutive day in parts of Kashmir Valley including in Old City Srinagar and in South Kashmir following the killing of four civilians in Khudwani Kulgam on Wednesday at the hands of government forces. Due to strict restrictions, the Kashmir’s grand mosque also remained closed while as its chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also placed under confinement.
Life in Kashmir was crippled on Friday as government imposes strict restrictions in parts of Valley. Besides tourist hub Boulevard Road the surroundings of Kashmir’s grand mosque presented deserted views.
Despite curbs on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), several peaceful protests were held in parts of Valley including in Lal Bazar and Lal Chowk areas.
Pertinently, 4 civilians and 1 Army man was killed on Wednesday in an encounter in Kudwani Kulgam south Kashmir.
The incident came after 10 days following four civilians and 13 local militants’ were killed in Shopian on April 1st.
All the separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Engineer Hilal War, Zaffer Akbar Bhat, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and others were placed under detention.
The civilian killings in Kulgam have evoked strong protests with Chenab region also witnessing protests and shutdown. Muslims in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Fridayobserved a complete shutdown against the killing of four civilians in Khudwa